Latest Drought in Australia Stories
While cooler temperatures and rainfall have eased drought conditions across the country, many farming states continue to feel the pinch of the worst US dry spell to hit in more than fifty years.
No Statewide or Regional Declarations in Effect HARRISBURG, Pa., July 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Environmental Protection and other state and federal agencies continue to monitor water and moisture levels throughout Pennsylvania to assess the severity of dry conditions that would signal the beginning of a drought.
A 2005-2007 dry spell in the southeastern United States destroyed billions of dollars of crops, drained municipal reservoirs and sparked legal wars among a half-dozen statesâ€”but the havoc came not from exceptional dryness but booming population and bad planning, says a new study.
On Wednesday, the World Meteorological Organization said that an El Nino current now in the Pacific Ocean would last until 2010, promising unpredictable disruption in weather patterns around the world.
Weather forecasts are predicting rain in all parts of the state on Friday and in some parts on Saturday.
The Department of Water Resources will hold a workshop in Santa Rosa on October 9, 2008, to summarize current water conditions and preparations for the possibility that 2009 may be a dry year. The workshop will begin at 10 am; location information and the agenda are below.
The Australian government's top water official said on Tuesday that drought in Australia's main food growing region of the Murray-Darling river system has worsened, with water inflows over the past two years at an all-time low.
By Kathy Marks The drought in Australia's main food bowl, the Murray-Darling Basin, has worsened, with record low inflows into the river system in June and an even gloomier situation predicted for the coming months.
By NATASHA ROBINSON By Natasha Robinson The Associated Press RALEIGH Almost all of North Carolina is now in a drought, the U.S. Drought Monitor reported Thursday. The report shows 97 percent of the state in some form of drought, up from 65 percent last week.
Wheat farmers in Australia, one of the world's biggest exporters of the grain, raced this week to plant their fields, gambling that recent rain would lead to one of the best crops on record and put an end to seven hard years of drought.
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